Simulation of Medicaid and SCHIP Eligibility: Implications of Findings From 10 States. Final Report.. 3. Disregards for Child Support Payments


Medicaid and SCHIP programs are not required to provide a disregard for child support payments made or received. When a program uses this disregard, it typically uses the old AFDC standard of the first $50 received. California continues to use the old AFDC standard but also disregards all court-ordered child or spousal support payments made by the family. Connecticut enhanced the old AFDC standard by raising it to $100 of payments received.